WWE SmackDown Live comes to us this week from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada. Last Tuesday, The New Day beat The Bludgeon Brothers in a street fight to win the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship. Unfortunately, Erick Rowan received a torn bicep during The Bludgeon Brothers' match against The New Day at SummerSlam, but he was able to wrestle one more time, alongside Harper, to put The New Day over on SmackDown. The New Day are now five-time WWE Tag Team champions, and they opened this week's show like only they could.
Xavier Woods, Big E, and Kofi Kingston made their way down to the ring with a Stanley-Cup-like trophy that, of course, was filled with pancakes. After littering the crowd with pancakes, the trio were ecstatic to announce that they now belong to the Five-Timers Club, and a WWE Hall of Famer returned to SmackDown to congratulate The New Day: King Booker. It's been a while since Booker T has been on SmackDown, and it's been even longer since the WWE Universe has seen King Booker, and the live audience in Toronto erupted when King Booker's music hit.
WWE.com recalls the action.
"The WWE Hall of Famer proceeded to knight The New Day members into the Five-Timers Club, and after some scuttlebutt about Big E not getting a cool enough regal name, the four celebrated together with a ceremonial 'SUCKA' chant and a quartet of Spinaroonies before The New Day took their place at their special announce table. From there, they prepared to commentate over the first of two Triple Threat Matches to determine who they would defend their titles against at the WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event. Oh, and the first of those contests? Yeah, it would be next."